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Posts Tagged ‘ME/CFS Biomarker’

Healthy Volunteers Help Drive Research Forward

For decades, no one has known what causes myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, commonly called ME/CFS). As a result, this debilitating disease has been very difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. Funded by a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bateman Horne Center is studying the biology of ME/CFS in unprecedented detail.…

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Progress in ME/CFS Subset Identification

When it comes to biomarker discovery and clinical trials, disease heterogeneity is the bane of clinical researchers existence. I am showing my age here, but think of it like static on the radio: too much noisy static makes it hard to hear the nice music sound and when you tune in, the signal is loud…

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NASA 10-Minute Lean Test

10 Minute Lean Test

A Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance On June 7, 2017, at the monthly BHC Education Meeting, Pelle Wall, BHC Research Coordinator, reviewed the procedure and shared information about the research underway. Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term used to describe abnormal autonomic nervous system response to orthostatic challenge.  Orthostatic hypotension (OH), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) [or…

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Differences So Clear

differences so clear

  New Research Brings Clear Differences to Light in ME/CFS by Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD  |  BHC Research Liaison There is a great song in the musical RENT titled “Seasons of Love” in which they sing about the number of minutes in a year. As I am reviewing and writing this summary of the recent paper, “Epigenetic…

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Global Report of Progress with Lucinda Bateman, M.D.

progress report

An ME/CS Progress Report Lucinda Bateman, MD, BHC Founder and Medical Director, is actively engaged in ME/CFS and FM thought leadership across the globe. In October she was on the road to take part in and advance the discussions that lead to progress. In a few short weeks she participated in: October 8th – SMCI Scientific…

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What’s the Buzz – October

Whats the Buzz

Buzz – October: Each month we scour the Internet to bring you a summary of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post. This month, Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, BHC Research Liaison, highlights and summarize two recent research publications for you:   The Importance of Measuring Symptoms ME/CFS is…

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Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance

10 Minute Lean Test

NASA 10 Minute Lean Test* Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term used to describe abnormal autonomic nervous system response to orthostatic challenge.  Orthostatic hypotension (OH), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) [or neurogenic hypotension] and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) are terms used to describe variants of this response.  The new evidence-based IOM clinical criteria for…

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What’s the Buzz – July

Whats the Buzz

  Buzz – July: Each month we scour the Internet and bring you a list of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post. Occasionally, we’ll highlight and summarize a few of them for you, like this one:   Could Difference in Gut Bacteria Help Explain ME/CFS Symptoms? Suzanne D.…

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Biomarkers or Bust

Biomarkers or bust

Dr. Vernon explains why for the Bateman Horne Center, the identification of biomarkers is mission-critical… It’s Biomarkers or Bust! __________ Back in 2008 when I was advocating on the Hill and at NIH for greater research dollars for ME/CFS research I was told, “Identify biomarkers and increased research dollars will follow.”  A Catch 22 if…

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